You need look no further, a stunning beach one minute’s walk away with views over St Catherine’s and Caldey islands, usually quite protected though there can be good surfing in rough conditions with a southerly wind North Beach We are South Beachers though North Beach still great and includes the beautiful harbour at one end and Tenby Watersports at the other. Just 5 mins walk away.
Overlooked by the medieval castle. West facing and good for surfing, very rough on windy days. Best to park up on cliff top rather than car park. 15 minutes drive away.
Big and dramatic west facing surf beach. In summer time there is a fantastic food shack – the best crab and seaweed rolls in the world! It’s a 30 minute drive but well worth it. The sea is dangerous in rough weather – very big rip and definitely not for small children.
Church Doors and Skrinkle Haven
15 minute drive. Always quiet as difficult to get to. Not the easiest to find check directions first. One of our big favorites. It’s gorgeous swimming in the secluded coves – even on Christmas day – we did last year. Take a portable BBQ.
One of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and a bit of a walk so not too crowded. Drive to Stackpole Quay (about 30 minutes) and park in the National trust car park and then it’s a 15 minute walk across the cliff tops. Take a disposable BBQ with you and see if you can cook sausages without your children chucking sand over them. Walk further around the stunning limestone headland to St Governs head. When you get back to Stackpole Quay, if you time it with high tide, it’s great fun jumping off the harbour wall. There needs to be 7 or less layers of stones showing above the water for it to be safe. Finish off with a drink or meal at The Stackpole Inn, a fab gastro pub.
Coppet Hall Beach
Seaside Award (Resort) 2013 A lovely sandy beach with rock pools near Saundersfoot with the advantage of having Coast Restaurant and small cafe on it run by a Michelin star chief, Will Holland. 15 minutes drive at most.